Senate suspends plenary to April 2
By Deji Elumoye in Abuja
Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to five more bills bringing the
total number of bills rejected by the president since June 2015 to 26.
was contained in separate letters written by President Buhari to the
Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, where he cited various reasons for
declining assent and read at plenary on Wednesday.
Bills include Nigeria Film Corporation Bill, Immigration (Amendment)
Bill, Climate Change Bill, Chartered Institute of Pension Practitioners
Bill and Digital Rights and Freedom Bill.
The Senate also on
Wednesday suspended plenary by two weeks to April 2 to enable the
committees work on the 2019 Appropriation Bill.
The Senate Leader
Ahmad Lawan, had in moving the motion for adjournment, said the
suspension of plenary will enable the senators concentrate on the
committee work for the 2019 budget to be passed on time.